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Welcome to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Masaka

Masaka Catholic Diocese is large and diverse, with a wide variety of ministries. These pages reflect the many ways in which we strive to serve God through service to His people. As you visit the various pages on this web site, the mission of the Diocese will become clear. The Bishop’s Motto states:

“Nos Autem Praedicamus Christum Crucifixum” – a Latin phrase meaning “But we proclaim Christ Crucified.”.

To join us in our work, please visit one of our churches, or search for a school, or learn how you can support our Charitable, Educational, and Pastoral Mission.


Welcome to the official website of Masaka Catholic Diocese in Uganda. You will find on this website information about different departments in Masaka including parishes, religious communities, clergy, institutions, among others; the different commissions, institutions, and departments of the Catholic Diocese, as well as important links to the Church universal and its organs. You can also read about the recent publications and press releases. We hope that you do enjoy your visit to the Diocese Website.

Masaka Catholic Diocese is composed of 58 Parishes and 7 Spiritual Centers from the 10 districts in the Greater Masaka Region of the Catholic faith in Uganda, constituted with the approval of the Holy See, through which the religious fathers, sisters, and brothers express their collegiate responsibility through collective action, to assure the progress of the Church and coordination of its social and pastoral ministry. It is headed by a Bishop who is elected by the Pope. He is assisted by an Executive Board, also chosen by the Bishop.

Last Supper - Holy Thursday

The Bishop of Masaka Diocese together with clergy and laity celebrated the Last Supper where Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. The function took place on Thursday 28th March 2024 at a colorful ceremony led by Rt. Rev. Bishop Serverus Jjjumba at Our Lady of Sorrow Cathedral, Kitovu.

  • Location
  • General Information
  • History

The Diocese of Masaka is located in the Southern part of Uganda, South of the Equator. It covers an area of 21,229 Sq. Km. It covers the civic Districts of Bukomansimbi, Kalangala, Kalungu, Kyotera, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Masaka, Rakai and Ssembabule.

Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese

Elevated: 25th March, 1953

Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kampala

Rite: Roman

Country: Uganda

Mailing Address: Bishop’s House, Kitovu, P.O Box 70, Masaka – Uganda (EA)

Dependent on: Congregation for the Evangelization of the Peoples.

Vicariate Apostolic of Masaka
Latin Name: Masakaensis
Erected Vicariate: 25th May, 1939

Statistics of Masaka Diocese

Catholics Population
Diocesan Priests
Major Seminarians
Minor Seminarians
Spiritual Centres
Ugandan Brothers
Religious Sisters
Missionary Sisters
Educational Institutions
Health Facilities

Newly Ordained Clergy - August 2023

Diocesan Events Gallery

Donate to the Construction of Kitovu Cathedral Foundation Parish Complex

Masaka Catholic Diocese appeals to all well wishers to donate generously to the construction of the Kitovu Cathedral Foundation Complex spearheaded by the Cathedral Foundation to facelift Our Lady of Sorrows Cathedral in Kitovu.